We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ropa Vieja

1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
Improve this listing
Ranked #67 of 604 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

710 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
    330
    242
    88
    30
    20
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were on our way back from an outing and out tour guide mentioned this place was good, and it was only about 15 min walk from our resort. So we stopped by for lunch, and it was not very busy, and we were greeted and sat right away. We shared some appetizers and they were incredible and it turned... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Make sure you eat here...Fresh food, tastey food, great service and very reasonably priced food. We love it here

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our second time. The first time we wrote off the bad service as a fluke. This time we are writing the restaurant off. Stick to Casa Lola down the street. It's a hit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newark, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went to this place last night after we walked by and saw that it was fairly crowded. We were not greeted when we came in. Waited about 5 minutes for a table. After we sat down, it took the waiter 15 minutes to come over to our table to get our order and drinks. Ordered 2 glasses of water and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by friends who visit P.R. 2 times a year. The restaurant is casual with attentive service. We went twice during our visit. Our family of five shared 5 appetizers which were all delicious! Of course I ordered the ropa vieja which comes with rice and beans and tostones. YUMMY!! The black bean risotto with filet tips... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food is authentic and great and relatively cheap. The restaurant is loud and the service is average at the best. There is no sense of urgency and it takes forever for the servers to take your order or check with you. But the food is fantastic and is worth the average service. The ropa vieja is the best ropa... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Republic
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The restaurant was more upscale so dress nice. The service and the food was outstanding. It had a formal feel more so then casual and the price wasn't super expensive but had a nice price tag on the meal. We had drinks, an appetizer, and meals. We spent around $120 with a tip for two. The ambience, service, and food... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Came here for dinner on our first trip to San Juan. This was our best dinner of our entire trip. Cuban-Puerto Rican food at its best!! Would return over and over. The Ropa Vieja is excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Been here several times...it's always great. EVERTIME Try the mufoungo, gnocchi in basil sauce, and chicken, rice and beans....and an ice cold Medalla Lite.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great flavors and excellent service and I loved the ambiance. The Sangria was fresh. I started with a yummy black bean soup. My main course was chicken with plantain. Other main courses we had were delicious. The skirt steak with a rice bean cake was divine. A great find for us as it was a walking distance from our hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ropa Vieja also viewed

San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Ropa Vieja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ropa Vieja, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing